I'm relatively new to Halifax (four years), and I'm still learning. Things I learned from two recent conversations:

1) When Sheila Fougere was first elected, in 1999, she was the lone woman on regional council, with 22 other male councillors and a male mayor.

2) The women's washroom at the Midtown is still a small closet stuck behind the kitchen, because until relatively recently (anyone got a date?), women were not allowed in the place, and when they finally let women in, they had to find some forgotten space to use as a washroom. Then there was the Ladies' Beverage Room...

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